Edward Snowden: The man who redefined Obama's legacySubmitted by VietVet4Liberty on Sat, 06/15/2013 - 16:55
Attorney and blogger at HuffPo, Kendrick Nguyen has put forth a succinct assessment of Edward Snowden and his disclosures, discusses this administration's willingness to drag out the pre-wwI Espionage Act on numerous occasions in order to prosecute whistleblowers, and, as a former Obama loyalist, has also been willing to admit that Obama does NOT embody "American ideals such as privacy and free speech, and standing up for what you believe in". Well done, Mr. Nguyen! Bravo! Welcome to the rEVOLution!
Dimming the Light With the Espionage Act - Edward J. Snowden may go down in history as the man who redefines the legacy of Barack Obama. His leak of the National Security Agency's expansive domestic surveillance programs, as well as his new life as a fugitive, has dominated public and private discussions across the country and beyond. An enemy to some and a national hero to others, Mr. Snowden will almost certainly face charges under the Espionage Act for his disclosure. Yet, prosecuting Mr. Snowden would further undermine the 44th President's promise of transparency, taint his commitment to civil liberties, and add fear to his message of hope...
Attending President Obama's first inauguration remains one of my fondest memories. On that cold January morning, Mr. Obama said to a raptured crowd: "As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. . . . Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake." Indeed, American ideals such as privacy and free speech, and standing up for what you believe in, still light the world. And right now, those ideals are embodied in a young man on the run somewhere in Asia.